"The Pocketbook of Cardiology" is designed to provide the practical information required for managing cardiology in-patients and out-patients. This includes sections on dealing with common out-patient consultations, common interspecialty referrals, cardiological problems on the cardiac surgery unit, acute cardiological emergencies, and terminal care in cardiology. Also, as cardiology is a specialty with a high technical content, sections are included that provide the core information relating to the common technical subspecialties - echocardiography, cardiac catheterisation and catheter intervention, pacing and electrophysiology. Finally, a technical data section provides details of normal values for cardiac catheterisation, echocardiography and electrocardiography.
Table of Contents
Section A - Trainee's Survival Guide -- Refresher course in basic cardiology * Cardiology consultations and referrals * Emergency cardiological procedures Section B - Management of In-patient Cardiac Problems -- Acute cardiac emergencies * Acute coronary syndromes * Cardiac failure * Acute arrhythmias * Infective endocarditis * Pericardial disease * Accelerated hypertension and pulmonary embolism Section C - Out-patient Management of Cardiac Problems -- New patient consultations * Review consultations * Miscellaneous out-patient problems * Grown-up congenital heart disease * Cardiac rehabilitation Section D - Investigative and Interventional -- Cardiology * Electrophysiology * Device therapy * Cardiac catheterisation and intervention * Echocardiography * Nuclear cardiology